Global cooling?

Regarding the news article "Cool Weather Threatens Crops Growing in Midwest States," Aug. 11: Global cooling is gaining momentum. Its effects are immediate and potentially worse than global warming. The tomatoes aren't ripening in the Northeast, and the corn isn't ready in the Midwest, except in Indiana. Minnesota has had its coldest July ever, and Iowa has had its second coldest and wettest.

Our current leaders do nothing. President George Bush, the supposed "environmental president," is silent. It's definitely time for a change - time for leaders who really care and who will do something more than just give us lip service. Let's hope it's not too late in November. Theodore Butler, Wilton, N.H.

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